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Kris Wu faces possible 3 to 10 years in jail if convicted of rape charges at Beijing secret trial

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Chinese Canadian rapper and pop star Kris Wu attended his closed-door trial at a court in Beijing last week, with reports saying the former EXO member could receive between three to 10 years of jail time on rape charges.

The trial was held at Chaoyang District People’s Court on Friday to protect the victims’ privacy, the Beijing High People’s Court said in a news release.

Influencer apologizes after video capturing middle finger from ‘very famous’ K-pop idol prompts speculation

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  • Motorcycle influencer Jang Shi-nae, or C_nematic, shared a video showing the moment an unidentified K-pop star gave her the finger after "intentionally driving in a threatening manner."
  • Rumors spread that the idol in question was Exo’s Chanyeol, who is currently serving out his mandatory military service in South Korea.
  • On Wednesday, as rumors of Chanyeol’s involvement began to spread, his management agency SM Entertainment released a statement denying such allegations.
  • The influencer posted a statement on Thursday denying the rumors and apologizing to “the person who suffered damage through speculative comments” without mentioning Chanyeol by name.

Chanyeol, a member of K-pop group Exo, has been speculated by Korean netizens to be the unidentified K-pop star caught in a video flipping off a motorcycle influencer. Both the influencer and Chanyeol’s management agency have denied the rumors.

The influencer, Jang Shi-nae or C_nematic, was a guest on Channel S’s variety show “Real Granny” when she shared the story of the time a K-pop star allegedly threatened her on the streets.

Kris Wu, arrested on suspicion of rape, faces LIFE imprisonment if convicted

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Chinese Canadian actor and singer Kris Wu was arrested on suspicion of rape weeks after a young woman came forward to accuse him of targeting herself and others.

The allegations: In a statement on Saturday, police in Beijing’s Chaoyang District said they have detained the 30-year-old, whose real name is Wu Yifan, in response to reports that he “has repeatedly tricked young women into having sex” and “other related issues.”

EXO Becomes First K-Pop Group in 18 Years to Hit 10 Million Total Sales

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South Korean K-pop group EXO has become the genre’s first artist of the past 18 years to hit 10 million sales in total.

EXO is making history as the artist to have sold over 10 million albums in Korea with their five studio albums plus an assortment of other releases including two mini albums, winter special albums and live albums, according to Naver as translated by Soompi.

Kris Wu Removed from iTunes Top Rankings After Being Accused of Using Bots

Songs from Chinese rapper Kris Wu’s new album have been removed from U.S. iTunes Charts after allegations that his fans have been using bots to manipulate the ranking.

Wu, a former member of the popular Korean-Chinese boy band Exo, has just released his new album “Antares” last Friday, managing to edge out both Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga off the U.S. top spots upon launch.